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Newark Liberty International Airport breaks ground on $2.4 billion redevelopment project

The project includes a new 1 million-sf terminal building with 33 domestic aircraft gates.

June 26, 2017 |

Rendering courtesy PGAL

The modernization project at the Newark Liberty International Airport is officially underway. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has recently broken ground on the $2.4 billion project.

The largest aspect of the project is the redevelopment of the original Terminal A building, which opened in 1973 and is being replaced with a new 1 million-sf terminal building. PGAL is the lead architect responsible for advanced planning and concept development for the structure.

Included in the new terminal are 33 domestic aircraft gates, expanded departures and arrivals curbside frontage, a parking garage complex, and infrastructure improvements. The terminal is designed to initially accommodate up to 13.6 million passengers each year, but is incorporating the flexibility necessary to expand to serve larger aircraft and increased passenger demand in the future.


Rendering courtesy PGAL.


An expandable security screening checkpoint will provide increased passenger queue space and dedicated lanes for premium passengers, crew, and physically challenged travelers. A new baggage claim area will include six claim units with immediate access to airline services offices and passenger amenities for two defined arrivals areas from the departures concourses. Hold room seating areas will comprise a broad range of retail and food and beverage options and airline lounges are immediately accessible after the security checkpoint.

Additionally, a new departures and arrivals roadway system will support Terminal A. The new 3,000-car parking garage complex will feature a pedestrian bridge and hub connection that links passengers from the garage and Air Train to the terminal.


Rendering courtesy PGAL.


The new Terminal A is expected to be fully operational in 2022.

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